Friday, September 1, 2006

Birthday

Birthday
You were born on the cusp
of the earth's yearly turning,
that bitter twist
toward cold and death.

We call it fall,
but you lifted us up
with your feverish excitement
and passion for truth.
Your seasons were marked
with love and devotion.
But you -
always searching, never finding,
unable to bear
the full fire in your mind -
found comfort at last
in arms cold as ice.
Winter, your womb
at the end.
In memoriam -J.D.D. September 1, 1978-January 31, 2006

7 Comments:

Blogger Bibi said...

That's a beautiful and very touching tribute.

8/31/2006  
Blogger Star said...

This leaves a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. So much potential unrealized...

9/01/2006  
Blogger paris parfait said...

What a beautiful, poignant tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing it. xo

9/01/2006  
Blogger Tammy said...

Wow, very moving tribute :) So sorry for you loss and many others.

XXOO

9/01/2006  
Anonymous bella said...

This was beautiful and bittersweet.

9/01/2006  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

Yes, this is so beautiful and moving. There's so much gentle love in the poem. I am so very sorry for your loss, but I am also so glad you are able to express what you felt for your loved one in this way.

9/02/2006  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Such sorrow in the arm that carry someone away form us.

9/06/2006  

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